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Today in Black America - August 17

POSTED: August 17, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Pursuing Soft Power, China Puts Stamp on Africa’s News

Romney Says He Paid at Least 13% in Income Taxes

Tax Analysts Reaffirm Findings on Romney Plan

FiveThirtyEight: Why I’m Not Buying the Romney Rally

Few Voters Are Truly Up for Grabs, Research Suggests

Amid Criticism Over Housing Authority, Bloomberg Decides to Revamp Its Board

City's Unemployment Rate Remains at 10 Percent

The Christian Science Monitor

Jan Brewer leads 'constitutional throwdown' against DREAM Act-lite

Are Obama critics using 'Swift Boat' tactics?

Is Israel trying to lead the US to war with Iran?

Which side is winning the battle to define Paul Ryan?

The Washington Post

New rules expose huge funding gaps for public employee pensions

Robinson: GOP Medicare attacks ignore facts

‘I don’t like your politics,’ gunman allegedly said before shooting

Army sees spike in suicides in July

Court gives Fla. counties extra early voting days

Romney: I paid at least 13% tax rate for past decade

Charter school known for rigor comes to D.C.

The Star Ledger

N.J. Supreme Court: Weapons found by police while serving restraining order can be used as evidence

UMDNJ center in Piscataway to start jobs training program for veterans

Questions abound as Jersey City BOE fails to approve pact for new schools chief

Christie administration fell $542M short of revenue projections, memo shows

U.S. House candidate disagrees with Kyrillos' comments on taxing the wealthy

N.J. unemployment rate rises to 9.8 percent in July, state loses 12K jobs

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Gwinnett school board votes to oppose charter school amendment

Fulton elections director blasted

Teachers' testimony conflicts

The Detroit Free Press

DPS school board plans to sue the state, reinstate teachers

Michigan House Democrats lose challenge to GOP's voice votes that give laws immediate effect

Rochelle Riley: Where have all the people gone?

Kwame Kilpatrick: I can't get a fair trial in Detroit

Detroit Board of Education seeks to reassert power as school year nears

The Chicago Tribune

CPS launches school-locator website

Emanuel: Obama should stick with Biden

Girl, 12, wounded on her front porch on Southwest Side

Patrick Kennedy visits Jackson at Mayo Clinic

USA Today

Patrick Kennedy: Jackson Jr. in 'deep' depression

Recession drives some to make extreme commutes

Gender gap in financial literacy

Column: Why blacks should worry about Europe

Women's colleges face changing times

The Los Angeles Times

Cal State thaws admission freeze for nonresidents

California pays high price for localities to post meeting agendas

Bill to create statewide teacher evaluation system clears key hurdle

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland lawmaker drops her pursuit of black caucus financial records

University of Akron will cover the cost of tuition this fall to eligible Akron public school graduates

Ballot language won't give Ohio voters a full explanation on redistricting issue, advocates say

CWRU shares in $30 million defense grant to develop manufacturing program in Youngstown

Families are taking advantage of the Cleveland school district's better schools, but many spaces still remain for this year

The Charlotte Observer

Grandmother mourns victim, suspect: 'It’s been a nightmare'

Activists protest Duke CEO's DNC ties

Audit team is named in UNC scandal

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